Our weekend did not go as planned. Well, parts of it did, and parts of it did not.
This part did - Friday night was Urbanite at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria! They threw an 80s-themed party and sent out links for inspiration, encouraging everyone to just go for it and dress up. I'm so glad they did - you know we love to get our party clothes on!
|"Seriously, you're going out in public like that?"|
- Top - no label, vintage, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in July 2016 for the Alt-Pride Parade
- Skirt - Yucatan Bay, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $26.95
- Shoes - Calvin Klein; last worn here in January with an embroidered moto
- Suede coat (below) - Pioneer Wear, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in December 2017
As I hinted at in my last post, I crimped all of my hair with my vintage pink crimping iron - I last did this for 2012's New Year's Eve (here).
I loved shaking my crimped mane around!
This little pink top is my go-to for an 80s party look. It lives in one of my boxes of costume pieces, along with this homegrown vintage 80s belt.
Of course, I had to wear my fringed jacket!
Big shoulders, and suede, beaded fringe? Oh yes, please.
|"No, really, people are going to see you in this? Are you sure you want to go out?"|
|"I just can't look at you."|
L and I all dolled up. I styled him in a "teddy boy" type of look, sort of like Duckie in Pretty in Pink.
- Purse - Miele Bianco, thrifted
- Belt - Le Chateau, c. 1986
- Studded cuff - c. 1996
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Earrings - thrifted
- Spider ring - c. 1985, Mexico, gift from Mom & Dad
- Snake ring - c. 1986, BC Museum Gift Shop
Cat took some pics on her phone at the Gallery:
Nick and Karen were the only people who did 80s punk rockers.
Walter photo-bombed us!
The mansion part of the Gallery was all decorated in neon with black light, and the DJ spun 80s tunes all night - the whole crowd was singing along!
Three hot chicks who know it!
I did a little extra - I included one of my smells of the 80s:here, link 'cause I love). This is the first perfume that Salvador Dali ever made; he was still alive when this was created.
I love that the bottle stopper is a nose, and the bottle itself is lips.
I took the box apart - I store in the box, so that no light gets to it.
The perfume manufacturer:
The bottle is modeled from Dali's painting "Apparition of the Aphrodite of Knidos", done in 1981.
Mine is bottle 4475.
After a wonderful night of 80s carousing, L and I were up early for our trip to Vancouver to see the Boston Bruins vs. the Vancouver Canucks (hockey, for those of you not into sports).
L laid out all his jerseys for me to pick one to wear.
|"Maybe if I sit on these, the Man and Woman will stay home."|
|"I most certainly can!"|
These are the faces of two Bruins fans who did not make it to Vancouver. Aw!
Fortunately, Harbour Air has a great cancellation policy, so we won't be charged anything, and the Blue Horizon in Vancouver let us cancel and move our reservation (no penalty!) to our next planned trip to Vancouver. Unfortunately, we did lose out on the hockey tickets, but eh, that happens.
Instead, L and I went for lunch and did some house chores. Following a nap, our Vizzini vizz-itors (Cat and Ross) came over for an evening of boardgames...since they would have come over to feel and chill with Vizzini anyway! It was very relaxing and fun - just what we all needed (including Vizzini, who was spoiled by all the attention).
Today, I ventured out into the very cold and windy day - it snowed overnight, but there was none left by morning.
- Top - Edit by Jeanne Bekker, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) with these same shoes in December 2017
- Skirt - Lord & Taylor; last worn here with a matching top in October 2017
- Shoes - Sperry, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in December 2017 with this same top!
- Leather coat (below) - Danier Leather; last worn here in January
Hair in a pony tail. Minimal make-up.
Who is that woman?
- Fur toque/scarf - Danier
- Gloves - Parkhurst
No stuff picture since I just wore a pair of stud earrings, and I am DONE with these shoes. They rubbed at my heels too much. Gone. Done.
I had a couple of $10 gift cards to the mall - I bought a new shower curtain (totally not exciting), and then swung by the shoe department of the Bay. All alone on a table were these cocoa-brown faux suede shoes, marked at $9.00. Yes, nine dollars.
I like the lace-up design (so 2017!) and the blocky heel.
Did I need two pompoms per shoe?
From town, I walked up to the Women in Need (WIN) Boutique on Cook St - WIN saves up their donated high-end designer items, then puts on a week-long sale of it every year or so. I popped in to see if there was anything I needed.
I found this lovely silk men's bow-tie. These are not L's style, so I'll keep it for myself.
Isn't it a great pattern mix?
I did well with tops, including this cool swan photo print one.
Buttons down the back - it's a mullet top. Higher in the front, lower in the back.
This originally retailed for $30.
I really liked this simple polyester black and white top.
The brand is Sanctuary, and it was $5.95 also.
I hear stripes are in with the cool kids. I really like the cut and shape of this thin navy and white sweater.
It's by Jones New York Signature, and was a good deal at $13.95.
You can never have too many white tops - they tend to not last long with me, anyway!
It's by Theory and was $14.95.
My only find in the "Designer" section was this olive green jacket.
It's a fine knit, with viscose lining. The sleeves have 4 working buttons each.
It's by Helmut Lang and was made in the USA. I paid $69.95, happily!
Vizzini, what do you think of my purchases?
|"I'm far more interested in your shopping bag, Woman."|